Mini-Challenge #145 - Youth Sports

jmphotocraftjmphotocraft GWC for hirePortland.ME.USAPosts: 2,977Registered Users Major grins
edited July 11, 2012 in The Dgrin Challenges
The title says it all, enter up to 3 of your best youth sports photos. Pro, adult, or college sports not allowed. High school or younger. Any sport. Ends Monday July 9, 2012 at 11:59:59pm EDT. I'll post a few of my own favorites to get the juices flowing...

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Have fun, thanks!
-Jack

OUR UN-OFFICIAL GENERAL RULES
1. Have fun sharing and seeing what others share!
2. The host supplies a topic and you post 1-3 images. The host judges the winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and is not eligible to enter.
The 1st place winner then chooses the next topic, judges the winner and then passes on the baton to the new champion.
3. Any photo you’ve taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used.
4. Any amount of post-processing is allowed. However, it is helpful if you list your camera and lens along with your photo.
You may comment on other contestant's images. If you want someone to leave you some critique or criticism, just ask within your post.
5. The winner has up to three days (72 hours) to begin a new mini-challenge, or the honor goes to the #2 finisher and so forth.
Guidelines:
1. Enter 1-3 photos and put them in a single post.
2. Either embed your image in the thread or, if you must, supply a link to it. Keep in mind, however, most people don't want to click to open photos hosted elsewhere (i.e. on your website).
3. Also try and resize your photos prior to posting so they're sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll (~800 pixels on the longest side works best.)
4. Give each image you enter a title.
5. Enjoy discussion with members about their images, don't let this just be an entry thread!
6. When quoting a post change the IMG urls to a 200x200 size picture so it is clear your post is feedback and not another entry. (see here for help)
7. Don't be hesitant, share'em and enter!
Mini-Challenge pointers:
1. Upon winning a mini-challenge round your first step is coming up with a new theme, and start a new thread using the same format as others have used.
2. Make sure to notify the admin of this thread to update the main thread links with your entry thread.
3. Feel free to watch the thread as it grows or wait to the end time and look at all the entries all at once.
4. After the time/date has passed, then officially close the thread with a single post notifying everyone of the fact.
5. After you're finished judging start a new thread (again use the prior formats) and post your Winner and runners-up, it is important to have runners up incase the winner does not show within the 72hr window.
6. PM the winner with this info above and let them know they have 72hrs.
7. After the 72hrs and the winner does not show up, notify the next runner-up and post a message on the Winner thread of the fact.
8. Remember, if you're the Winner, you run the next mini challenge.
-Jack

An "accurate" reproduction of a scene and a good photograph are often two different things.
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  • SnowgirlSnowgirl Major grins Posts: 2,155Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 22, 2012
    Excellent choice. Have fun with this.
    Creating visual and verbal images that resonate with you.
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  • kentwallerkentwaller No "Try". Do. or Do Not. Posts: 158Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 22, 2012
    the beautiful game
    early match
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    getting ready
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    seth
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  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXPosts: 3,783Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 23, 2012
    Nice start--I like the "Getting Ready" shot a lot!
    "But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

    Lauren Blackwell
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 23, 2012
    1. Novice Horse Cross Country Beth at age 16 on her young horse Rabblerouser that she broke and trained herself

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    2. Pony Club Tetrathalon - shooting phase (Rob on right)
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    3. 4-H horse show - County Fair

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    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • SCHMEGGASCHMEGGA Token Gas Passer Posts: 32Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 24, 2012
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  • Gary752Gary752 Major grins Central PAPosts: 934Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 24, 2012
    I don't normally do the challenges, but decided to give this one a try! #1 was taken at one of 3 tournaments this team won, and #2 & #3 were taken at the site where the little league world series is played at in Williamsport, Pa.

    #1 Duck Ump!
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    #2 And he's safe!
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    #3 Looking for the call from the catcher.
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    GaryB
    GaryB
    “The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it!” - Ansel Adams
  • jmp2204jmp2204 Major grins Posts: 197Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 24, 2012
    Some really nice shots there !! I will participate , but closer to the end date .
  • zoomnzoomn Major grins Posts: 142Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 25, 2012
    What a fun topic! Here are mine

    1. High school jv basketball

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    2. Town travel team soccer

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    3. High school varsity lacrosse

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  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Posts: 1,078Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 25, 2012
    Nice images so far. I like BroPhoto's #2 shot and Schmegga's first two.

    I have nothing for youth sports unless you want to call cheerleading or marching band a sport, lol. The only real sport my daughter ever did was gymnastics many years ago. At that time I didn't have a 'good' camera or lens, so the few pictures I did get are...um...really, really bad.

    Good luck to all.

    Sherry
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 26, 2012
    slpollett wrote: »
    Nice images so far. I like BroPhoto's #2 shot and Schmegga's first two.

    I have nothing for youth sports unless you want to call cheerleading or marching band a sport, lol. The only real sport my daughter ever did was gymnastics many years ago. At that time I didn't have a 'good' camera or lens, so the few pictures I did get are...um...really, really bad.

    Good luck to all.

    Sherry

    That didn't stop me :ivar

    I have tons of photos of grandchildren playing baseball or soccer and some of them are even pretty good. I've even got some tennis practice pictures. But while all those photos entered are terrific and I like them very much, I wanted to show something different. I like the lacrosse one for that reason - I had a granddaughter and a great niece with lacrosse scholarships, but I never saw either of them play in person, so I couldn't use those photos. The same for swimming and ice skating - my mother took those. I could only enter those in the Old Photo Association thread.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • jmphotocraftjmphotocraft GWC for hire Portland.ME.USAPosts: 2,977Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 26, 2012
    slpollett wrote: »
    I have nothing for youth sports unless you want to call cheerleading or marching band a sport, lol.

    I think cheerleading could be considered a sport, if it is gymnastic enough. And it would have to be a really outstanding image. Just a pic of a pretty girl posing with pompoms isn't going to be considered.
    -Jack

    An "accurate" reproduction of a scene and a good photograph are often two different things.
  • OrpeanutOrpeanut Leon Posts: 33Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 26, 2012
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  • SCHMEGGASCHMEGGA Token Gas Passer Posts: 32Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 26, 2012
    slpollett wrote: »
    Nice images so far. I like BroPhoto's #2 shot and Schmegga's first two.

    I have nothing for youth sports unless you want to call cheerleading or marching band a sport, lol. The only real sport my daughter ever did was gymnastics many years ago. At that time I didn't have a 'good' camera or lens, so the few pictures I did get are...um...really, really bad.

    Good luck to all.

    Sherry

    As a matter of fact, cheerleading is the #1 dangerous sport for girls! Trust me I know. My daughter is a flyer and has been for 4 years.
  • KevXmanKevXman Always grinning! Posts: 945Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 28, 2012
    I've got a few of these thanks to my nephews playing every sport they can get away with. The Little League days are my most enjoyable though.

    Hit This!
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    You Da Man!
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    Mine!
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    Thanks for looking.
    —Kevin
    Enjoy today, tomorrow is not guaranteed.

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  • GregK55GregK55 Beginner grinner Posts: 4Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited June 28, 2012
    In Training
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    Flying High
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    Upside Down
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  • StueveShotsStueveShots Major grins PNW MountiansPosts: 542Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 28, 2012
    Some great images here so far! These won't really compete (ha!), but I'll at least add to the variety of sports represented. This is high school equestrian...and I'll focus on a couple of Western events.

    1. Barrel Racer, second barrel

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    2. Barrel Racer, straight shot after the clover leaf

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    3. Team Penning

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  • StueveShotsStueveShots Major grins PNW MountiansPosts: 542Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 28, 2012
    Schmegga, I love your second image. I love that the "Iron" of the team's name is visible...that word so clearly matches the determination on the player's face. Truly wonderful!

    BroPhoto, your #2 is great also. What a shot!
  • fjcvisualfjcvisual Major grins Posts: 201Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 29, 2012
    1. Together
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    2. Its up to me
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    3. I GOT THIS!
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  • mercphotomercphoto Bill Jurasz Posts: 4,550Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 2, 2012
    From my kart photography days:

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    Bill Jurasz - Mercury Photography - Cedar Park, TX
    A former sports shooter
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 2, 2012
    fjcvisual wrote: »
    1. Together
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    Really pretty horse - I love his expression. George Morris would approve
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • senorjaxsenorjax Major grins Posts: 298Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 2, 2012
    It's not basketball season of course but kids this age were fun to shoot.

    1. Drib-a-ling
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    2. Tenacious D

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    3.Focus

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    Jay
  • ghinsonghinson pǝuɹnʇdn Posts: 933Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 3, 2012
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    uosuıɥ ƃǝɹƃ
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  • fjcvisualfjcvisual Major grins Posts: 201Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 3, 2012
    grandmaR wrote: »
    Really pretty horse - I love his expression. George Morris would approve

    Thanks GrandmaR! Yes, he is a good boy and loves to jump. George's approval would certainly be something.
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 4, 2012
    I have next to none of these kind of shots.

    1) Air Drechsel (my niece)
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    2) Johnny V in the nets (my nephew)
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    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • jmphotocraftjmphotocraft GWC for hire Portland.ME.USAPosts: 2,977Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 7, 2012
    Ending Monday night!
    -Jack

    An "accurate" reproduction of a scene and a good photograph are often two different things.
  • W.W. WebsterW.W. Webster Happily mirrorfree New ZealandPosts: 3,204Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 7, 2012
    Pre-match challenge - New Zealand style! :D

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  • Frog LadyFrog Lady See, I'm really not green Posts: 1,091Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 7, 2012
    yeah, a challenge that I have photos for! clap.gif

    1. "mine!" (or "springs for legs"). That's my 16 yo son in goal.
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    2. "multi-tasking" (and I can't even walk and blow bubbles mwink.gif)
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    3. "in the zone" (my oldest at the cross country Jr Olympics a few years back - his best race ever!)
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    Colleen
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    check out my (sports) pics: ColleenBonney.smugmug.com

    *Thanks to Boolsacho for the avatar photo (from the dgrin portrait project)
  • jmphotocraftjmphotocraft GWC for hire Portland.ME.USAPosts: 2,977Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 8, 2012
    Frog Lady wrote:
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    OMG I've deleted so many otherwise awesome photos that were ruined by gum! (or the kid making an awkward face in general) Great capture, but I always assume most parents do not want to buy pics like this - have you found differently?
    -Jack

    An "accurate" reproduction of a scene and a good photograph are often two different things.
  • Frog LadyFrog Lady See, I'm really not green Posts: 1,091Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 8, 2012
    OMG I've deleted so many otherwise awesome photos that were ruined by gum! (or the kid making an awkward face in general) Great capture, but I always assume most parents do not want to buy pics like this - have you found differently?

    I don't shoot that much baseball, but in this case the parents liked it. I shot these for the winner of a fundraiser for my kids school, so I don't know if they would have bought it... but I know what you mean about awkward faces spoiling what otherwise would be a great shot!
    Colleen
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    check out my (sports) pics: ColleenBonney.smugmug.com

    *Thanks to Boolsacho for the avatar photo (from the dgrin portrait project)
  • nitewagnitewag Big grins Posts: 31Registered Users Big grins
    edited July 8, 2012
    Waiting for the band
    My daughter plays in the band, but I know a lot more about football, so I get many more shots of the players than the band. Downside is I don't get halftime off.

    1. Not going to end well
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    2. Ouch
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